Sherpa John Lacroix: Running For My Life [Podcast Ep. #7]

December 18, 2017

by Ravi Raman

Today’s podcast features an Interview with Sherpa John Lacroix, a fixture of the Colorado ultramarathon running scene and founder of Human Potential Running. Not only does Sherpa John organize some of the most scenic (and toughest) trail races around, he is also an accomplished ultramarathon runner himself. He’s finished 200-mile races, over a dozen 100-mile runs and countless other adventures in addition to his most recent one: a heroic attempt to run 300+ miles to raise awareness for mental health issues in our society. As a bonus, we are joined for part of this interview with his partner in Human Potential Running (and fellow runner) Hollis Lyman to provide further insights.

 

In this episode we discuss:
  • What it’s like to try running 305 miles, from Colorado’s lowest to highest points.
  • How much of distance running is physical vs mental.
  • Why he gave up a traditional career path to literally blaze his own trail.
  • The secret to accessing more of our human potential than we could ever imagine.
…and much more!

 

Connect with Sherpa John and his Human Potential Running series:

 

Also, listen to his podcast about distance running, “Ultra Stories” (where I am interviewed on Season 1: Episode 5)

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